Match Report - 03 Oct 2009, Borden Village FC 1st XI beat Tenterden Town
Borden’s winning run continued on Saturday when they beat Tenterden Town by 2goals without reply Straight from the start Borden took the initative and kept the home side busy by setting up a series of attacks The conditions were not good as a bumpy pitch with a strong swirling wind made it difficult for the players to keep the ball on the ground After 20 mins Borden took a deserved lead when James Beech won a corner on the left Ashleigh Taylor delivered the ball deep into the box and Andy Peters climbed the highest to powerfully head home from distance Borden continued to press with Tenterden having the occasional break but posing little threat With Taylor Alan Whitehead and Dan Mills pulling the strings in midfield Borden commenced the second period where they had left off and Lee Marsh who had proved to be a hand full to the home defence all afternoon chased a long ball kept in play and then found Whitehead who dummied the keeper to coolly slot home Minutes later Marsh watched as his goal bound shot hit the angle of the crossbar and rebound into play off the inside of the upright Borden returned home with 3 points to add to their tally from last week
Afterwards manager Knocker Williams said “That’s the first time we have ever left here with 3 points in the bag Tenterden are not the strongest of sides but they never throw the towel in, they battle well and never give up. This time we were more than a match for them and really we played them off the park, its easy for me to say we could have left here with 5 or 6 goals but I am delighted with the win This year despite any reservation I had at the start we have all pulled together the result being that we seem to have developed a fantastic club spirit despite the close season set back when players that I thought I could rely on left the club
However new players with some pedigree have arrived, and in my view we are more than capable of giving anybody in this division a game Certainly we seem to be stronger and have quickly bonded as a side The attitude is first class and putting aside past disappointments, the next game for me can’t come quick enough Thanks to the lads and other club members it is becoming very noticeable that the reserves are beginning to gel and I wish manager Jason Wright every success with the young side that he is building.
I would add that it is great to see all the players mixing together and the old attitude of 1st teamers & reserves seems to be a thing of the past We have promoted the understanding this year that any body who signs for Borden signs for the club, and not a specific team, and this has been borne out in the case of Michael Rose who requested a run out in the reserves for a week or two until he regains total fitness”
Finally everybody in the club sends their best wishes to Chris Winfield and hope that he has a speedy recovery
Tenterden Town 0 - 2 Borden Village FC 1st XI ()